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What a waste of 100 nominations – politicalbetting.com

SystemSystem Posts: 8,489
edited November 3 in General
What a waste of 100 nominations – politicalbetting.com

Boris Johnson:'I believe I am well placed to deliver a Conservative election victory in 2024'In the last days I have sadly come to the conclusion that this would simply not be the right thing to do 'You can't govern effectively unless you have a united party in parliament'

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  • HeathenerHeathener Posts: 3,882

    First

    Cheat. Like Boris.

    ;)
  • TazTaz Posts: 6,233
    Rejoice rejoice rejoice.
  • BenpointerBenpointer Posts: 23,736

    First

    Nah, that was me @ 9:01 BST
  • williamglennwilliamglenn Posts: 42,977
    Not again...
    image
  • ChrisChris Posts: 8,882
    102 according to Boris.

    If you believe that ....
  • pingping Posts: 3,201
    Still time for others to throw their hat into the ring…
  • Sunak - Bob Russell
    Boris - John Hoynes
    Mordaunt - Matt Santos

    No I will not elaborate further.


    https://twitter.com/btharris93/status/1584275150131691525
  • pingping Posts: 3,201
    Curious statement by Boris (via swinford)
  • williamglennwilliamglenn Posts: 42,977
    Heathener said:

    Well that's a typically ungracious, fractious, message from the turd.

    It's possibly worth betting on Penny? But I'm not sure the party will stomach another female right now.

    It might just turn into a coronation with Penny becoming Foreign Secretary.
  • eekeek Posts: 21,819
    Heathener said:

    Well that's a typically ungracious, fractious, message from the turd.

    It has the all important - I could have been a contender statement (he wasn’t and is lying) that allows his ego to survive another day.
  • FrancisUrquhartFrancisUrquhart Posts: 72,942
    Chris said:

    102 according to Boris.

    If you believe that ....

    Reminds me of Jay / valentine day cards from the inbetweeners....
  • alex_alex_ Posts: 7,506
    Someone might claim it was all the plan after all - it’s certainly better for placating the membership if it’s (supposedly) a voluntary decision to withdraw rather than an MP stitch up.
  • glwglw Posts: 8,788
    Praise be to God.
  • TheValiantTheValiant Posts: 1,380
    Chris said:

    102 according to Boris.

    If you believe that ....

    You'll believe anything.

    He didn't get 102 nominations, or anywhere near it.
    The question now is, do his nominations switch to Penny (which would probably be enough to see her over the line) or not?

    And even if they do, would she stand aside once the evening MP vote confirms Sunak is clear favourite amongst MPs?
  • BenpointerBenpointer Posts: 23,736
    Chris said:

    102 according to Boris.

    If you believe that ....

    BS of course
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 42,644
    FPT
    Carnyx said:

    O/T but perhaps one for @Sunil_Prasannan :smile:

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/oct/23/track-star-meet-tiktoks-trainspotter-sensation

    '“Last night I did a lot of planning,” he says, “trying to find this morning’s best London train action. And passing through Willesden now are your standard passenger trains, and aggregate and intermodal freight services, but also…” he cuts himself off, hearing something in the distance. “There it is,” he says, as a train appears on the horizon right on cue. “It’s the British Pullman [...]”'

    Was all a bit "sliding doors" this morning. Hesitated for a couple of minutes at the bus stop on the way to Gants Hill, and by the time I decided to walk there, just missed a westbound train by seconds, then had to wait 15 minutes for the next Central line!

    This in turn made me miss the 1032 from Paddington to Didcot (in order to reach Twyford), so I had to get the 1045 service to Reading, which left 7 minutes late! Managed to get the 1145 from Twyford to Henley. Um, this was in order to visit all three stations on the branch (inc. Shiplake and Wargrave). Back in March, they were added to the London Contactless travel area (along with Windsor Central), and the four Marlow branch stations were also added in May. However, the Marlow branch was closed! Engineering works till Halloween!

    And as if that wasn't enough, the 1441 from Reading to Redhill, normally going out of platform 15, the most northerly, then under the GWR main line to connect with the normal Southern Railway route towards Wokingham, was re-platformed to platform 5 at around 1442(!), thus precluding me from doing that little underpass beneath the main line!

    Oh, well!
  • AlistairAlistair Posts: 23,660
    Stares at book

    Absolute fucker.
  • nico679nico679 Posts: 2,552
    No one believes a word of this garbage from Johnson .

    He didn’t have the numbers .
  • Scott_xPScott_xP Posts: 28,226
    ✍️ “Nobody else can better face off the threat posed by Sir Keir Starmer” | Writes Nadhim Zahawi

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/10/23/get-ready-boris-20-man-who-will-make-tories-britain-great/
  • DougSealDougSeal Posts: 8,365
    What a classless little turd that man is. “Now is not the time”. “You’ll come running to me one day, this is my world, you just live in it”
  • Ishmael_ZIshmael_Z Posts: 8,981
    My "lay him at evens when he declares tomorrow to get out of my Sunak debacle" plan has evolved not necessarily to my advantage.

    Mind you @state_go_away was moaning on PT about the lack of betting action on the site, so I am happy to accept his stake on Boris?
  • ChrisChris Posts: 8,882
    That codswallop about having the nomination done and dusted was purely in preparation for this announcement. What a liar.
  • Sunil_PrasannanSunil_Prasannan Posts: 42,644
    "As I predicted yesterday, Boris Johnson would do a redux of 2016 and pull out of a leadership contest."

    Just rejoice at that news!
  • IanB2IanB2 Posts: 42,808
    So, it has all panned out as I predicted on Friday, right down to Johnson pulling out. My posts Friday set out some of the possible ways this might have been achieved.

    A big sigh of relief after a weekend of news stories that seemed to suggest his candidature was approaching….
  • Luckyguy1983Luckyguy1983 Posts: 19,600
    So what does this mean - do his nominators switch over to Penny and get her (just) over the line?
  • TimSTimS Posts: 2,755
    Surprise surprise. That’s one tw*t’s bluff being called. Now let’s call Putin’s.
  • TheValiantTheValiant Posts: 1,380
    nico679 said:

    No one believes a word of this garbage from Johnson .

    He didn’t have the numbers .

    Well, anyone who vaguely follows politics doesn't believe the FLSOJ.
    However, it may convince others that he is some sort of honourable politician standing aside now for party unity......
  • eek said:

    Heathener said:

    Well that's a typically ungracious, fractious, message from the turd.

    It has the all important - I could have been a contender statement (he wasn’t and is lying) that allows his ego to survive another day.
    So how long until the first Boris brick is gently lobbed in the direction of Rishi's political greenhouse?
  • RazedabodeRazedabode Posts: 2,673
    BAHAHAHAH

    ALL THOSE BORIS LOVING MPS.BOO HOO
  • OldKingColeOldKingCole Posts: 29,179
    Second time he’s run away!
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103
    Hurrah!! Rejoice. What stunning and beautiful news.

  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,042
    Given the "Rishi must die!!!" tone of early messages out of the Boris campaign, don't be surprised if they go en masse to Penny to force a vote with members.....
  • nico679nico679 Posts: 2,552
    Amazing how he got the exact number needed . Oh just fxck off Johnson . Stop playing the fxcking martyr .
  • DougSealDougSeal Posts: 8,365

    FPT

    Carnyx said:

    O/T but perhaps one for @Sunil_Prasannan :smile:

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/oct/23/track-star-meet-tiktoks-trainspotter-sensation

    '“Last night I did a lot of planning,” he says, “trying to find this morning’s best London train action. And passing through Willesden now are your standard passenger trains, and aggregate and intermodal freight services, but also…” he cuts himself off, hearing something in the distance. “There it is,” he says, as a train appears on the horizon right on cue. “It’s the British Pullman [...]”'

    Was all a bit "sliding doors" this morning. Hesitated for a couple of minutes at the bus stop on the way to Gants Hill, and by the time I decided to walk there, just missed a westbound train by seconds, then had to wait 15 minutes for the next Central line!

    This in turn made me miss the 1032 from Paddington to Didcot (in order to reach Twyford), so I had to get the 1045 service to Reading, which left 7 minutes late! Managed to get the 1145 from Twyford to Henley. Um, this was in order to visit all three stations on the branch (inc. Shiplake and Wargrave). Back in March, they were added to the London Contactless travel area (along with Windsor Central), and the four Marlow branch stations were also added in May. However, the Marlow branch was closed! Engineering works till Halloween!

    And as if that wasn't enough, the 1441 from Reading to Redhill, normally going out of platform 15, the most northerly, then under the GWR main line to connect with the normal Southern Railway route towards Wokingham, was re-platformed to platform 5 at around 1442(!), thus precluding me from doing that little underpass beneath the main line!


    Oh, well!
    Can we have at least one thread header a week from (1) Sunil talking about trains and (2) Moon talking about hair?
  • Mal557Mal557 Posts: 662

    Chris said:

    102 according to Boris.

    If you believe that ....

    You'll believe anything.

    He didn't get 102 nominations, or anywhere near it.
    The question now is, do his nominations switch to Penny (which would probably be enough to see her over the line) or not?

    And even if they do, would she stand aside once the evening MP vote confirms Sunak is clear favourite amongst MPs?
    I dont think Penny thinks like Boris and where BJ would have wrecked the party and gone against 2/3 of the MPs for personal glory with the members, I think Penny will step aside and allow Sunaks coronation (in return for a nice juicy cabinet role ofc ,,Home Office perhaps?)
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103
    Chris said:

    That codswallop about having the nomination done and dusted was purely in preparation for this announcement. What a liar.

    Lying to the very end.

    He will leave Parliament within weeks is my prediction.
  • Casino_RoyaleCasino_Royale Posts: 48,176
    Loooooooooooooooolllllll!!!!!
  • alex_alex_ Posts: 7,506
    Red bull screw up pit stop!
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103

    (((Dan Hodges)))
    @DPJHodges
    ·
    4m
    Was becoming clear throughout the day that Boris didn't have sufficient support, and that those who had declared were starting to move towards other camps. I don't think he ever had the 100 names. But it's irrelevant now. Rishi Sunak is indeed going to be our next Prime Minister.
  • BenpointerBenpointer Posts: 23,736
    Hold the press - Johnson's campaign meeting trying to convince him to stand as we speak, apparently.
  • Luckyguy1983Luckyguy1983 Posts: 19,600
    edited October 23

    Chris said:

    102 according to Boris.

    If you believe that ....

    You'll believe anything.

    He didn't get 102 nominations, or anywhere near it.
    The question now is, do his nominations switch to Penny (which would probably be enough to see her over the line) or not?

    And even if they do, would she stand aside once the evening MP vote confirms Sunak is clear favourite amongst MPs?
    She's mad if she stands aside for anything less than the Foreign Office.
  • RogerRoger Posts: 17,461
    edited October 23
    We can only mourn the fact that Stanley didn't behave likewise and save the Tory Party and the country ruination .

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/20194657/boris-johnson-pulls-out-race/?utm_medium=browser_notifications&utm_source=pushly
  • DriverDriver Posts: 2,226
    Once again: hatred clouds analysis.
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103

    Hold the press - Johnson's campaign meeting trying to convince him to stand as we speak, apparently.

    i.e. Nad is on the phone crying.


    THEY DONT HAVE THE FUCKING NUMBERS!!
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,042

    FPT

    Carnyx said:

    O/T but perhaps one for @Sunil_Prasannan :smile:

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/oct/23/track-star-meet-tiktoks-trainspotter-sensation

    '“Last night I did a lot of planning,” he says, “trying to find this morning’s best London train action. And passing through Willesden now are your standard passenger trains, and aggregate and intermodal freight services, but also…” he cuts himself off, hearing something in the distance. “There it is,” he says, as a train appears on the horizon right on cue. “It’s the British Pullman [...]”'

    Was all a bit "sliding doors" this morning. Hesitated for a couple of minutes at the bus stop on the way to Gants Hill, and by the time I decided to walk there, just missed a westbound train by seconds, then had to wait 15 minutes for the next Central line!

    This in turn made me miss the 1032 from Paddington to Didcot (in order to reach Twyford), so I had to get the 1045 service to Reading, which left 7 minutes late! Managed to get the 1145 from Twyford to Henley. Um, this was in order to visit all three stations on the branch (inc. Shiplake and Wargrave). Back in March, they were added to the London Contactless travel area (along with Windsor Central), and the four Marlow branch stations were also added in May. However, the Marlow branch was closed! Engineering works till Halloween!

    And as if that wasn't enough, the 1441 from Reading to Redhill, normally going out of platform 15, the most northerly, then under the GWR main line to connect with the normal Southern Railway route towards Wokingham, was re-platformed to platform 5 at around 1442(!), thus precluding me from doing that little underpass beneath the main line!

    Oh, well!
    You must have had a worse day than Boris..... 😂
  • eristdooferistdoof Posts: 4,426

    Carnyx said:

    O/T but perhaps one for @Sunil_Prasannan :smile:

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/oct/23/track-star-meet-tiktoks-trainspotter-sensation

    '“Last night I did a lot of planning,” he says, “trying to find this morning’s best London train action. And passing through Willesden now are your standard passenger trains, and aggregate and intermodal freight services, but also…” he cuts himself off, hearing something in the distance. “There it is,” he says, as a train appears on the horizon right on cue. “It’s the British Pullman [...]”'

    Was all a bit "sliding doors" this morning. Hesitated for a couple of minutes at the bus stop on the way to Gants Hill, and by the time I decided to walk there, just missed a westbound train by seconds, then had to wait 15 minutes for the next Central line!

    This in turn made me miss the 1032 from Paddington to Didcot (in order to reach Twyford), so I had to get the 1045 service to Reading, which left 7 minutes late! Managed to get the 1145 from Twyford to Henley. Um, this was in order to visit all three stations on the branch (inc. Shiplake and Wargrave). Back in March, they were added to the London Contactless travel area (along with Windsor Central), and the four Marlow branch stations were also added in May. However, the Marlow branch was closed! Engineering works till Halloween!

    And as if that wasn't enough, the 1441 from Reading to Redhill, normally going out of platform 15, the most northerly, then under the GWR main line to connect with the normal Southern Railway route towards Wokingham, was re-platformed to platform 5 at around 1442(!), thus precluding me from doing that little underpass beneath the main line!

    Oh, well!
    You might want to check your laundry basket to see if there is a couple of wine glasses hidden there.
  • FrancisUrquhartFrancisUrquhart Posts: 72,942
    edited October 23

    Hold the press - Johnson's campaign meeting trying to convince him to stand as we speak, apparently.

    Just face saving pantomime to make it seem that Boris is popular and taking the higher ground.
  • IanB2IanB2 Posts: 42,808

    Given the "Rishi must die!!!" tone of early messages out of the Boris campaign, don't be surprised if they go en masse to Penny to force a vote with members.....

    Penny won’t push it to a contest - also part of the plan
  • Loooooooooooooooolllllll!!!!!

    We called it!
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103
    Mordaunt dropping like a stone.

    She's dealing
  • pingping Posts: 3,201
    edited October 23
    Johnson:

    “you can’t govern effectively unless you have a united party in Parliament”

    We’re assuming he’s doing that common thing where “you” actually means “i”

    Perhaps he really means what he says?

    It’s a threat.
  • CookieCookie Posts: 7,839
    nico679 said:

    Amazing how he got the exact number needed . Oh just fxck off Johnson . Stop playing the fxcking martyr .

    Indeed.
    Why should any of the others poison any credibility they have by uniting with Boris? As a 2019 Con voter I want any leadership candidates to to put as much distance as possible between themselves and Boris.
  • AlistairMAlistairM Posts: 1,527
    I said on the previous thread right before the announcement I didn't think Boris had the numbers.

    Will be interesting to see if the Boris-ultras now switch to Penny. Do they hate Rishi that much?

    If they do and Penny gets the numbers she is in with a chance with the members. There is a path for her still!
  • AnabobazinaAnabobazina Posts: 15,304
    edited October 23
    Thoughts and prayers with Owls. Meanwhile, I’ve made a decent screw on this market by my standards…

    Congratulations to @Casino_Royale for holding his nerve - balls of steel
  • EabhalEabhal Posts: 2,697
    Wtf is this statement from Boris?! He's simultaneously claiming he's doing it for party unity....while setting up a civil war in the run up to the election?

    He's gonna challenge Sunak in spring 24?
  • Ishmael_ZIshmael_Z Posts: 8,981
    Driver said:

    Once again: hatred clouds analysis.

    So: analyse.
  • FairlieredFairliered Posts: 2,177

    Given the "Rishi must die!!!" tone of early messages out of the Boris campaign, don't be surprised if they go en masse to Penny to force a vote with members.....

    Boris supporters move to Penny.
    Penny receives enough nominations to stand.
    Penny and Richi arrange a last minute deal whereby Penny stands down in exchange for FS appointment.
    Popcorn shortage.
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 47,042
    IanB2 said:

    Given the "Rishi must die!!!" tone of early messages out of the Boris campaign, don't be surprised if they go en masse to Penny to force a vote with members.....

    Penny won’t push it to a contest - also part of the plan
    But....she could beat Rishi - who the members hate.

    If she pulls out, she has whatever job she wants. Plus the gratitude of the nation that this current shit-show is over.
  • DriverDriver Posts: 2,226
    AlistairM said:

    I said on the previous thread right before the announcement I didn't think Boris had the numbers.

    Will be interesting to see if the Boris-ultras now switch to Penny. Do they hate Rishi that much?

    If they do and Penny gets the numbers she is in with a chance with the members. There is a path for her still!

    She may well not want it on that basis.
  • FoxyFoxy Posts: 35,620

    Chris said:

    102 according to Boris.

    If you believe that ....

    You'll believe anything.

    He didn't get 102 nominations, or anywhere near it.
    The question now is, do his nominations switch to Penny (which would probably be enough to see her over the line) or not?

    And even if they do, would she stand aside once the evening MP vote confirms Sunak is clear favourite amongst MPs?
    She's mad if she stands aside for anything less than the Foreign Office.
    Home Office would be better.
  • Mal557Mal557 Posts: 662
    IanB2 said:

    Given the "Rishi must die!!!" tone of early messages out of the Boris campaign, don't be surprised if they go en masse to Penny to force a vote with members.....

    Penny won’t push it to a contest - also part of the plan
    Agree with this , even if she got all of BJs 102 (read 80 more likely) and got over the line, she isn't going to take it to the members with Rishi most likely close to 200 by then. Home Sec or Foreign Sec would be my guess
  • SandyRentoolSandyRentool Posts: 17,697
    alex_ said:

    Red bull screw up pit stop!

    Blonde bullshitter screws up leadership bid!
  • Andy_JSAndy_JS Posts: 20,045
    Does Mordaunt get to 100 now?
  • HeathenerHeathener Posts: 3,882

    Given the "Rishi must die!!!" tone of early messages out of the Boris campaign, don't be surprised if they go en masse to Penny to force a vote with members.....

    Boris supporters move to Penny.
    Penny receives enough nominations to stand.
    Penny and Richi arrange a last minute deal whereby Penny stands down in exchange for FS appointment.
    Popcorn shortage.
    Think that looks quite plausible.

    Which to be fair, and kudos to him, is what @IanB2 has been forecasting since Friday.
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103
    TimS said:

    Surprise surprise. That’s one tw*t’s bluff being called. Now let’s call Putin’s.

    Putin will be gutted tonight. He wanted the chaos of members election he could try and hack.
  • OllyTOllyT Posts: 4,768
    edited October 23
    Does anyone seriously believed he had enough nominations to stand but chose not to ?.

    All his allies look complete foolsonce again but it's no more than they deserve, they never learn. I hope not a single one of his declared supporters makes it into the cabinet.

    Lying and bullshitting right to the end, fitting end to his duplicitous political career.

    Still at least tonight we can all sleep easier in our beds! (Except BJO of course)
  • AnabobazinaAnabobazina Posts: 15,304
    Taken the profit on Penny - thanks @Pulpstar and others for the trading tip
  • DriverDriver Posts: 2,226
    Ishmael_Z said:

    Driver said:

    Once again: hatred clouds analysis.

    So: analyse.
    Not close enough to do so with any degree of confidence.

    I think I was the first one here to moot the idea of an indicative MP vote between the final two, so I'm already in smug mode about being well ahead of many people here... 😁
  • Casino_RoyaleCasino_Royale Posts: 48,176
    Andy_JS said:

    Does Mordaunt get to 100 now?

    No, think she deals with Sunak and pulls out.
  • HeathenerHeathener Posts: 3,882
    Roger said:

    Surely this'll end the ministerial career of the miserable streak of piss Jacob Rees- Mogg and Mad Nad Dorries

    I hope Therese Coffey goes with them too. Although I'm less vehement about her than the two clowns you mention.
  • FrankBoothFrankBooth Posts: 7,148
    I wonder if Gove fancies the foreign office?
  • So. The stop Rishi lunatic tendency have lost their king. Do they now:
    1. Pile onto Penny?
    2. Park it and simply spend lazy days throwing rocks into the Sunak machine?
    3. Pap their pants and nominate someone else, if so whom...?
  • BenpointerBenpointer Posts: 23,736

    Nadhim Zahawi wins the coveted dupe award.

    "Published at 9PM"

    image

    https://twitter.com/aljwhite/status/1584275806498344960

    "What's that behind you Nadhim?

    Oh, it's your career!"
  • williamglennwilliamglenn Posts: 42,977
    Heathener said:

    Roger said:

    Surely this'll end the ministerial career of the miserable streak of piss Jacob Rees- Mogg and Mad Nad Dorries

    I hope Therese Coffey goes with them too. Although I'm less vehement about her than the two clowns you mention.
    Because of the way this has all played out, Sunak hopefully has an opportunity to dispense with the factionalism and appoint the best people.
  • JonathanJonathan Posts: 19,604
    It was great to see the return of an old favourite tonight.
  • Scott_xPScott_xP Posts: 28,226
    Fair play to Boris for giving us a list of Tory MPs who genuinely thought he hadn’t done enough damage last time, though. Possibly his one act of public service
    https://twitter.com/gabyhinsliff/status/1584277595939799042

    If Rishi appoints any of them to cabinet he will undo much of the goodwill he is currently receiving
  • Luckyguy1983Luckyguy1983 Posts: 19,600
    Foxy said:

    Chris said:

    102 according to Boris.

    If you believe that ....

    You'll believe anything.

    He didn't get 102 nominations, or anywhere near it.
    The question now is, do his nominations switch to Penny (which would probably be enough to see her over the line) or not?

    And even if they do, would she stand aside once the evening MP vote confirms Sunak is clear favourite amongst MPs?
    She's mad if she stands aside for anything less than the Foreign Office.
    Home Office would be better.
    Dealing with the boat people as opposed to photo opportunities with Zelensky and living on canapes? I know which most would prefer. Unless you've a burning zeal to clean up crime, Home Sec is a shitter of a job.
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 55,103

    Andy_JS said:

    Does Mordaunt get to 100 now?

    No, think she deals with Sunak and pulls out.
    FO Sec announcement any minute I think. Dream ticket blah, blah, unity, blah.

    And damned right to.

  • bigjohnowlsbigjohnowls Posts: 19,569
    edited October 23
    27 months to close a 30pt gap with SKS for Rishi
  • Andy_JSAndy_JS Posts: 20,045
    Roger said:

    Surely this'll end the ministerial career of the miserable streak of piss Jacob Rees- Mogg and Mad Nad Dorries

    There's going to be a lot of by-elections. Uxbridge, Mid Beds, SW Norfolk, etc.
  • londonpubmanlondonpubman Posts: 2,022
    Does this mean everyone is supporting Penny on here now? 😈
  • DougSealDougSeal Posts: 8,365
    OllyT said:

    Does anyone seriously believed he had enough nominations to stand but chose not to ?.

    All his allies look complete foolsonce again but it's no more than they deserve, they never learn. I hope not a single one of his declared supporters makes it into the cabinet.

    Lying right to the end, fitting end to his duplicitous political career.

    Still at least tonight we can all sleep easier in our beds! (Except BJO of course)

    The maths was all wrong all day.
  • nico679nico679 Posts: 2,552
    Why the hell are the media falling for this crap . He clearly didn’t have the numbers and is trying to make him sound like a martyr.
  • DriverDriver Posts: 2,226

    So. The stop Rishi lunatic tendency have lost their king. Do they now:
    1. Pile onto Penny?
    2. Park it and simply spend lazy days throwing rocks into the Sunak machine?
    3. Pap their pants and nominate someone else, if so whom...?

    Surely you're the expert?
  • HeathenerHeathener Posts: 3,882

    My book ends up:

    Sunak: +£445
    Johnson +£234
    Morduant +£265
    Starmer +£723

    Cashed out for now.

    Phew. I'm pleased for you.
  • BenpointerBenpointer Posts: 23,736

    27 months to close a 30pt gap with SKS for Rishi

    Should be easy for him. Bet he's relieved he's not facing Corbyn, eh?
  • El_CapitanoEl_Capitano Posts: 3,210
    First time in Johnson’s life he’s pulled out early.
  • AnabobazinaAnabobazina Posts: 15,304

    27 months to close a 30pt gap with SKS for Rishi

    Thoughts and prayers
  • williamglennwilliamglenn Posts: 42,977
    nico679 said:

    Why the hell are the media falling for this crap . He clearly didn’t have the numbers and is trying to make him sound like a martyr.

    Or he did but was afraid of losing the members' vote. It doesn't really matter now.
  • mwadamsmwadams Posts: 2,278
    Did he....wait for the end of Doctor Who?
  • Andy_JSAndy_JS Posts: 20,045
    BBC News: Mordaunt confident she can reach 100 nominations.
  • Scott_xPScott_xP Posts: 28,226
    This?

    The smart political move would actually be for Rishi Sunak to retain James Cleverly and Nadhim Zahawi in the cabinet. Send a clear signal he's moving behind the division and petty tribalism of his predecessors.
    https://twitter.com/DPJHodges/status/1584278091689754626

    Or this?

    if sunak has seen a single horror film, he must know every one of these idiots needs to go in the thresher.
    https://twitter.com/euanmccolm/status/1584278650756956160
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